The Fourth of July will happen as it does every year, but Independence Day will have to come and go without its usual fanfare in Seminole County at Seminole State Park. Park officials confirmed in June a Fourth of July fireworks display will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, drive-in fireworks celebrations have been scheduled just a short drive away in all directions at the following locations:
Fireworks at the Fairgrounds will begin at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 4 at Dothan’s National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. Gates open for parking at 7 p.m. For the safety of all attending the show, everyone is asked to remain in their vehicles while watching the fireworks display. No concessions or other activities are scheduled this year due to COVID-19 limitations.
Co-sponsored by the City of Bainbridge and Visit Bainbridge, a July 4th Drive In Fireworks Show will be held at the Earle May Boat Basin on July 4th. Parking lots will open to vehicle traffic at 9:00 p.m. Guests are asked to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the fireworks show. Admission is free!
A $10 parking donation benefiting the Wiregrass United Way will be taken at the gates. A presentation of colors and prayer are scheduled for 8:50 p.m.
The Fort Gaines Lions Club will host the annual Independence Day fireworks display Saturday, July 4, beginning at dusk, behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Fort Gaines, Walter F. George Lake. Donations will be collected by the Fort Gaines Lions Club to help with the cost of the fireworks.
This year because of the COVID-19 virus, all participants are asked to remain in their vehicles during the fireworks display. All restrooms will be closed.
The City of Marianna and Main Street Marianna are hosting the 10th Annual Fireworks Celebration on Friday, July 3 from 8-11 p.m. This year’s event will be at the MERE Complex on Caverns Road. Everyone can view the show from their cars and will be asked to remain in their cars for the duration of the event. No vendors will be available at the show.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled, postponed or altered so many activities, but it has not cancelled all outdoor activities available at the State Park. 28 campsites, 14 cottages, four picnic shelters, one walking trail, the beach and the park’s day-use area are avail-
able for use as long as visitors follow current COVID-19 safety guidelines. Boat rentals are not available and the mini golf course, playground and fishing pier are closed.
All park service rental business is being handled via phone, by calling 229-861-3137.